Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
1.1 We have a zero tolerance approach to all forms of slavery and human trafficking within our business. Detailed in this statement are the steps we have taken and continue to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in our business.
2. COMMITMENT TO THE PRINCIPLES OF THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
2.1 Davidson and Robertson is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
2.2 As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
2.3 Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
2.4 We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
3. OUR POLICIES IN RELATION TO THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
3.1 The following policies are available to all staff through our intranet:
• Whistleblowing policy
• Bullying and Harassment policy
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy
• Recruitment policy.
4. OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
4.1 We believe that our supply chain is the biggest risk area where modern slavery issues may arise as we use many different suppliers each year, providing us with a large range of goods from stationary to laptops and providing us with various services from catering to cleaning. We use a variety of methods which allow us to undertake due diligence on each of our suppliers and ensure that we have appropriate policies and contractual terms in place to ensure that our suppliers understand the standards that we require of them. To the extent that our suppliers do not adhere to our standards, there can be material consequences, including the termination of our relationship with them.
5. EMBEDDING THE PRINCIPLES
5.1 We will continue to embed the principles through:
• providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
• ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Davidson and Robertson’s policy review process as an employer
• continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
• ensuring that staff involved in the recruitment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.